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Subject: Re: [boost] [1.38] Beta release of PDF documentation (and somehelpneeded).
From: Stuart Dootson (stuart.dootson_at_[hidden])
Date: 2009-02-09 06:17:22

On Mon, Feb 9, 2009 at 11:15 AM, John Maddock <john_at_[hidden]> wrote:
>>> Seriously though the DocBook XSL stylesheets don't scale well to very
>>> large
>>> documents - and if one library's XML has a SNAFU then nothing builds :-(
>> Out of interest - how is it that the stylesheets don't scale well? I
>> would have thought they would stay the same no matter how large the
>> document was?
> Time taken for a 1000 page doc is not 10x the time for a 100 page doc: some
> things, certainly index generation (which we're not using at present, but
> I'm experimenting with now) and also seemingly hyperlinking and document
> outlining require more than O(N) time, probably more like O(N^2) for
> indexing.
> It's the XSLT transforms that take the time BTW, not the FO->PDF transform.
> Basically building all of Boost takes more or less all day, where as all the
> separate PDF's are built in 30-40 minutes total.
> John.

Gotcha - thanks


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